Today at the Museum of York County, they had a special theme called “Spooky Science: face your fears” for Halloween. They didn’t have any van accessible wheelchair spots, so we had to park across the street (the parking lot was very full!). The museum staff are getting to know us! Not that we aren’t recognizable or anything he he he! But they remembered our last name!
I dressed up as a Hufflepuff student with my yellow and black leggings, a black shirt, and an authentic Hufflepuff robe. Hestia went in her Hufflepuff vest, but it was mostly obscured by her black pouch.
Hestia was in the pouch because we knew the lighting would be dim and there would be lots of kids running around, and we didn’t want to risk it. We wanted to go to the live raptor show first, but after consulting with the people in charge of the raptors, we decided that it would put Hestia in too much danger as she is about the size of the rabbits the birds eat.
So we went to the planetarium show first. It was a special creepy show just for Halloween. It started with bugs all over the place, and then went into an auto-tuned “song” about black holes featuring famous astrophysicists. It had lots of scary music and flashing lights on in the show. Hestia was a little bothered by this.
They had special exhibits out in the museum of skeletons of “creepy” critters. They even had a room full of live creepy critters! We got to pet a hissing cockroach! They had some beautiful rats, and some really neat spiderwebs. One part of the display they had in the dark (they let everyone borrow flashlights), and even though we had seen the display in the light, it was quite a different experience seeing it in the dark! They had a bunch of now extinct animal specimens with tombstones saying how they were killed off.
There weren’t too many elaborate costumes, but many of the museum staff had EXCELLENT costumes! There were some Harry Potter fans like me 🙂 One guy was “the dark” and he was all in black with a mask covering his entire face. He was creepy! He recognized us, but I didn’t recognize him! Someone made a bug costume out of a sweatshirt, scrap of fleece, and old tube socks! It was very original.
We had a very nice time! A few of my favorite pictures are posted below, but you can see all the photos at: